Early Career Teachers: teaching, driving and other adventures

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Early career teachers: Teaching, driving and other adventures
Tammy Edwardson, SA Department of Education and Child Development

Presentation at Yamaiyamarna Paitya | Teachers are deadly! 2012 national MATSITI conference, July 9-11, Tarndanya (Adelaide), 9-11 July.
More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative.

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Early Career Teachers: teaching, driving and other adventures

  1. 1. Early Career Teachers:Teaching, Driving and other Adventures MATSITI 2012 National Conference, July 9 – 11, 2012 Tammy Edwardson Strategic Policy Officer, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention DECD, South Australia 1
  2. 2. Teaching, Driving and Other Adventures• Teaching is.....• Teacher as Learner• Teacher Toolbox• Driving Safely• Going the Distance• Enjoying the Ride and Future Destinations 2
  3. 3. Teaching is…..How do you describe teaching? 3
  4. 4. Teacher as LearnerWhy did you become a teacher?What motivates you?Who inspires you? 4
  5. 5. Teacher as Learner• Teacher as life long learner• Pace yourself• Learn from your students, colleagues and community• Be reflective• Access regular debriefing• Avoid acceleration in the first five years 5
  6. 6. Teacher as Learner• Set short, medium and long term goals• Do a few things well• Be aware of your expectations• Know your limits 6
  7. 7. Teacher Toolbox• Role clarification• High quality induction• Ask questions• Access high quality resources - refer to handout• Code of Ethics - in and out of school• Access training that supports your professional knowledge and development 7
  8. 8. Driving Safely• Develop relational trust• Know your students and community• Work in collaborative teams• Build and maintain your emotional and professional networks - Seek out high quality buddies and mentors - Network with your peers 8
  9. 9. Strong Professional Networks 9
  10. 10. Driving Safely• Be reflective, persistent and patient• Creatively problem solve• Hone in on and value your strengths• Maintain hope and optimism 10
  11. 11. Going the Distance• Take rest stops, refuel and refocus• Recharge the batteries – sufficient sleep, regular exercise and good nutrition• Self reward in constructive ways• Keep a full tank to arrive at your next destination• Family, community and work balance 11
  12. 12. Staying Focused• Stay calm• Pause and reflect• Be consistent and persistent• Externalise behaviour What is working? 12
  13. 13. Enjoying the Ride and Future Destinations• Those “Ah ha!” moments• Teacher as Leader• Celebrate your achievements• Family, community and work balance• Plan your future destinations 13
  14. 14. Enjoying the Ride and Future Destinations

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